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Next RCN deputy president announced

Tracey Budding urges college members to unite around campaign for better nurse pay

Nurse pay: Unison to ballot NHS members on industrial action after breakdown in talks

Unison Scotland's pay up now campaign is calling for three-year deal to be renegotiated

Mural celebrates diversity and the public’s gratitude to NHS workers

Artwork in East London highlights ‘a shared joy in creativity and community’

COVID-19: rapid mental health support for nurses as NHS pledges £15m in extra funds

ICU nurses among staff to benefit in move to combat psychological harm caused by pandemic

Fitness to practise: employers more likely to refer black nurses than white counterparts

NMC to undertake further research to understand why – and make positive changes

White Rose Appeal aims to raise £100k for nurses and midwives

Appeal goods are available via Florence Nightingale Foundation and proceeds support staff

Evidence and Practice

Expanding the emergency nurse role to meet demand: nurse and physician perspectives

Attitudes towards an expanded role for registered nurses in the emergency department

Analysing ambulance data to ascertain the prevalence and demographics of individuals who have died by suicide

Analysing ambulance data to ascertain the prevalence and demographics of individuals...

Service evaluation data collected by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust

Management of cardiac arrest following blunt trauma: a critical evaluation of resuscitative thoracotomy

Management of cardiac arrest following blunt trauma

A critical evaluation of resuscitative thoracotomy

Medicine wastage in a thromboprophylaxis protocol for ambulatory trauma patients

Medicine wastage in a thromboprophylaxis protocol for ambulatory trauma patients

Investigating the waste and cost with suggestions for changing dispensing practice

Treating buckle fractures in children with a soft cast and home removal: a quality improvement initiative

Treating buckle fractures in children with a soft cast and home removal

A quality improvement initiative introduced by advanced nurse practitioners

Exploring patients and family members’ experiences of care in the emergency department

Exploring patients and family members’ experiences of care in the emergency department

An investigation of patients and family members’ experiences of care in one ED in Iran

Features

COVID-19 and sepsis: what do the similarities mean for nurses and patients?

As with sepsis, for many people, the after-effects of COVID-19 will require long-term support

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CPR at 38,000ft: the nursing student who took control of an in-flight emergency

Isobel Corrie named RCNi Nurse Awards Patient’s Choice winner after saving passenger’s life

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Ana Waddington

RCN Nurse of the Year 2020: using CPR sessions to tackle the youth knife crime epidemic

Ana Waddington’s programme engages both vulnerable young people and healthcare staff

Healthcare projects on an overseas placement: how one student’s plan generated a team...

RCNi Nursing Student Award winner’s networking and persistence got a clinic up and running

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Support when families need it most: ‘health visitors may not know the impact they have’

Patient’s Choice nominee Noreen Ferguson helped a family deal with their son’s diagnosis

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Safeguarding against the odds: ‘this highlights what learning disability nurses do’

Patient’s Choice award nominee Marie Perry ‘went all out’ to ensure a young man’s safety

Opinion

Why the ICU nursing shortage can be ignored no longer

COVID-19 second wave will challenge depleted workforce, no matter how many new beds there are

Frail older man lying on bed. Older people with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the emergency department

How to spot frailty in older people and what emergency nurses can do to improve care

Older people living with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the ED

Calling 111 before accessing emergency care is a barrier to treating mental health

Trials aimed at reducing transmission of COVID-19 could have a negative effect on some

Students

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Illustration showing a nurse standing in front open an open door with the sign 'In', choosing to opt in to a clinical placement

COVID-19: why I’m glad I faced my fears and opted for extended clinical placement anyway

I have learned so much about being a nurse by working in a great ED team during the pandemic

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Nathan Harrison

COVID-19: how working at the Nightingale has changed my student experience

Two students describe their first weeks in the workplace, and what has helped them cope

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Careers

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team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

Andy Thurgood arriving at a road traffic accident

I make clinical decisions at emergency incidents – and as a nurse I bring so much more

Pre-hospital emergency medicine consultant nurse Andy Thurgood on his challenging role

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

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